Appointed Representative Services

Carry out regulated activities in the UK and EU without the need to obtain direct FCA authorisation.

Becoming authorised for FCA regulated activities can be a very time consuming and expensive process. Firms are required to be equipped with high levels of expertise as well as compliance, operational and corporate governance substance and experience. This often requires additional hires and significant workload, as well as an obligation to meet PI Insurance and capital adequacy requirements.

Under MJ Hudson’s umbrella, a firm can become authorised as an Appointed Representative (“AR”) within a matter of weeks and at minimal cost.

As a Principal Firm we offer a streamlined and efficient on-boarding process. This gives firms the ability to begin regulated activities as soon as possible. Once on-boarded, MJ Hudson apply a bespoke monitoring programme to ensure compliance with the FCA regulations and guidelines applicable to individual ARs. Included within the MJH service and at no extra cost:

  • Regulatory reporting to the FCA;
  • Corporate governance maintenance;
  • Relevant capital adequacy guarantee;
  • Financial Promotion review and approvals;
  • Risk identification and management; and
  • Support system to ensure compliance with FCA regulations.

Additionally, our legal experts are available to help with any structuring or shareholder matters and our experienced marketing professionals can provide institutional quality materials to promote your business and/or attract investors.

Choosing MJ Hudson’s Appointed Representative team will save you time and expense while benefiting from a well-trained and efficient compliance team working for you to guide you through the application process and ongoing monitoring facilities, as well as access to any other service you may need to ensure your launch is a success.